The State of Entrepreneurship


The State of Entrepreneurship

A monthly email highlighting notable events, programs, and announcements regarding entrepreneurship in Indiana. Subscribe here. 

August 27th , 2015

Buy Local + Agriculture = Indiana Grown

We’ve all seen stats showing how buying local helps grow economies by recirculating wealth. Recently, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture launched the Indiana Grown Initiative to make it easier for consumers to buy Indiana grown, raised, and processed products. Farmers, producers, processors, artisans, retailers, grocers, and restaurants are all working together to better promote Indiana products under the Indiana Grown brand. Check out their website to find out how your business or community can leverage this new program.

Entrepreneurs Helping Indiana Celebrate 200 Years

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is looking for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help celebrate Indiana’s 200th year. This includes businesses seeking to host events, get involved in pre-established activities, or create and sell merchandise celebrating Indiana’s bicentennial. Have thoughts on how you can get involved? Contact our Small Business Ombudsman, and he’ll connect you with the proper individuals.

Let’s Get Topical! – The SOE Survey

For the last year and a half, we’ve been sending out the State of Entrepreneurship e-Newsletter as a way to highlight notable events, programs, and announcements regarding entrepreneurship in our state. This month, we asked ourselves, “are we providing the right balance of information to our readers?” After pondering this question, we decided to seek your input!

We’ve crafted three questions for you to answer in this linked survey, which includes: 1.) What topics would you like to see in the State of Entrepreneurship? 2.) Are there particular topics you would like more information on?  3.) And, are there any topics you’re surprised the State of Entrepreneurship hasn’t covered? Please take a moment to complete the survey to send us your feedback-we look forward to reading your thoughts and continuing to share our findings each month.

I look forward to sharing the State of Entrepreneurship next month and to continue to assist Indiana entrepreneurs start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter.


Jacob Schpok
Jacob Schpok
ISBDC State Director
OSBE Executive Director

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